|1 pkg||active dry yeast|
|2 cups||milk (scalded)|
|¼ lb||butter, melted|
|Preheat oven to 400° F.|
|Sprinkle yeast on warm (not hot) milk in large bowl. Add sugar, 3 cups of flour, salt, 2 eggs and beat until smooth and elastic. Beat in cooled melted butter. Add 3 more cups flour and work in with hands to form a medium-stiff dough. Turn on lightly floured board and cover and let rest 10 minutes. Knead until smooth and |
elastic. Let rise in warm place until double in bulk.
|Roll dough on floured board into a rectangle ½ inch thickness. Cut into 24 strips, ½ inch wide. Roll strip in ropes 9 inches. Tie each rope into loose knot one end shorter than the other. Pinch short ends to resemble birds head and beak. Flatten long end and snip with scissors to produce a fringe (tail feathers about 5 or 6) place in greased baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg mixed with 2 tablespoons water. Let rise.|
|Bake in oven until golden (15 minutes). Add cloves for eyes.|